State seeks damages from 2010 Gulf oil spill
The Texas attorney general’s office filed suit against BP, Transocean, Halliburton, and others over the worst offshore oil spill in US history.
The suit – filed yesterday – is expected to be consolidated with a case already underway in New Orleans. Court papers claim the state lost tax revenues from sales, hotels, and restaurants – along with actual damages to natural resources.
The state wants to recover actual damages, along with civil penalties and attorney fees from the oil giant and its partners.